Adding a new business to LocalArea.com is a quick and easy process.
If you haven’t already done so, you will need to create an account with LocalArea.com in order to add your business. To create an account, please Register by providing your name and email address. Once registered, log into your account and you are ready to move forward with adding your business.
First, before you add a new business, you should search the LocalArea database to be sure your business is not already listed.
Checking if your Business is Listed
Option 1 - Search
On the LocalArea.com home page, you can search for your business by name, by location, or by category. Simply type your location into the ‘city/state’ field and/or type your business name or category into the ‘business search’ field, as seen below:
Option 2 - Browsing
You can also click on the Browse Businesses link, to see an alphabetical listing of all businesses on LocalArea.com, as seen below:
From this page, you can use the letters at the top to sort businesses by the first letter of the business name.
Once you determine that your business is not listed, you can move forward with adding it to LocalArea.com.
Adding a New Business
If your business is not already listed, then you are ready to add it to LocalArea.com.
There are a few ways to begin adding a new business to LocalArea, but they all follow the same process once you are started.
Adding a New Business from the Home Page
You can add a new business from the home page by clicking on the Add/Claim Business link at the top of the page. This will bring you to the business search page where you can enter your business name, then clicking the Add Business link, as seen below:
Adding a New Business from the Dashboard
You can add a new business from the Dashboard by clicking on the Add Business link within the Navigation Panel on the left side of your screen (you must be logged in first). This will bring you to the business search page where you can enter your business name, then clicking the Add Business link, same as when adding from the home page.
Choosing a Subscription Plan
Once you have chosen to add your business, the next step is to choose your subscription plan. Once you click the Add Business link you will be automatically taken to the Subscription page where you can choose either a Free, Silver, or Gold package. Once you choose the package that is right for you, you are ready for the next step.
Next Steps – Paid Plan
If you choose a Silver or Gold Plan subscription, the next step will be processing your payment. Once you select a paid plan you will be redirected to the payments page where you can enter your payment details, as seen below:
On this page you can enter a promo code if you have one and then verify the details of your purchase. Finally, enter your payment information and click Submit. Once you submit, you will be directed to the next steps of the Free Plan.
Next Steps - Free Plan (and Paid Plan continued)
If you choose a Free Plan (or once you’ve paid for your Paid Plan), you will be redirected to the business detail page as seen below:
Enter all of your pertinent business details and then click Submit. This will bring you to the final step, verifying ownership of your business.
Verifying Business Ownership
Finally, we will need to verify that you are the true owner of the business you are claiming. After completing the above steps, you will be automatically taken to the business verification page as seen below:
You can choose to have a code sent via text or voice to the number you provided when setting up your business. Once sent you will be redirected to the following page to enter your code:
Enter the code you received and click Verify. Note: the code will expire after 30 minutes, so be sure to enter it promptly.
Once the above steps have been completed you will receive a confirmation like the below:
You have now successfully submitted a new business to LocalArea.com! In about 24-72 hours our team will verify the information provided and your business will be live on our site. Once your business is approved, you will be able to find it listed in the My Businesses section of your dashboard, as seen below: